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Surrogate offers clues into man with 16 babies
BANGKOK (AP) -- When the young Thai woman saw an online ad seeking surrogate mothers, it seemed like a life-altering deal: $10,000 to help a foreign couple that wanted a child but couldn't conceive.... 9/2/2014 3:41 AM

Pakistan parliament meets over political crisis
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's parliament has convened over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remain camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.... 9/2/2014 3:38 AM

Modi promises red carpet for Japan firms in India
TOKYO (AP) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wooing Japanese businesses with a promise of "red carpet" treatment rather than the bureaucratic red tape India is notorious for.... 9/2/2014 3:32 AM

Philippine House rejects Aquino impeachment
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine House of Representatives' justice committee has rejected three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III.... 9/2/2014 3:28 AM

S. Korea soldiers charged with homicide over death
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Military prosecutors have charged four soldiers with homicide over the hazing death of a young army conscript in April, South Korea's Defense Ministry said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 3:28 AM

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A dethroned beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday that she would not return her $100,000 crown until the pageant's organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.... 9/2/2014 3:24 AM

Gunmen in Tunisia attempt to kill politician
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- A secular Tunisian parliamentarian narrowly escaped assassination by six masked gunmen who surrounded his home early Tuesday in a city near the Algerian border, the Interior Ministry said.... 9/2/2014 3:22 AM

Amnesty accuses Islamic militants of war crimes
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Amnesty International has accused the militant Islamic State group of carrying out a systematic campaign of mass killings, abductions and ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq that could amount to war crimes.... 9/2/2014 3:22 AM

Iran unveils new surface-to-air missile, radars
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran has unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities.... 9/2/2014 3:15 AM

Asia stocks mostly higher, wages data boosts Japan
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after a jump in average wages boosted Japan's market. Hong Kong's benchmark was recovering after initially retreating on weak Chinese data and concerns over tensions with Beijing.... 9/2/2014 2:11 AM

Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31
CAIRO (AP) -- A Libyan security official says clashes in the eastern city of Benghazi between Islamists and rival fighters loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 on both sides.... 9/2/2014 2:05 AM

Australian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother in another case that casts a harsh light on Thailand's beleaguered surrogacy industry.... 9/2/2014 1:46 AM

Anti-China group nabbed for planned Manila attacks
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine authorities said Tuesday that they arrested three men linked to a group that was planning to set off firebombs at Manila's international airport and a major mall in the city to protest the government's alleged "soft" stance in its territorial dispute with China. The military, however, downplayed the planned attacks, saying the men were just seeking attention.... 9/2/2014 1:41 AM

UK: Passports could be seized to fight terrorism
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups.... 9/2/2014 1:31 AM

British migrant rights activist faces Thai trial
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- A British human rights activist who investigated alleged abuses at a Thai fruit processing factory went on trial Tuesday in the first of a series of criminal lawsuits filed against him by the company.... 9/2/2014 12:35 AM

Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues dies at 86
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Celebrated Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues, whose "Mole" armchair is among the most iconic pieces of Brazilian mid-century design, has died. He was 86 years old.... 9/2/2014 12:08 AM

Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points.... 9/2/2014 12:05 AM

3 Chinese inmates kill guard, break out of jail
BEIJING (AP) -- Three inmates, including one sentenced to death, escaped in a rare jailbreak in China's northeast after killing a guard early Tuesday morning, state media reported.... 9/1/2014 11:59 PM

Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said.... 9/1/2014 11:51 PM

Mexico turns to army, drones for security
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The Mexican government says it is increasingly turning to the use of the army and drones in security patrols, reducing the role of the once-successful Marine forces.... 9/1/2014 11:40 PM